sailing adventures

Incredible sailing routes. Exciting destinations. True adventure.

We are famous for having the routes that have the most excitement, the best sailing and some truly fantastic places to visit and explore. From the grandeur of St Petersburg to the northern lights in Norway and the icebergs off Greenland: if you want a sailing adventure that is truly spectacular, this is the place you’ll find it.

Pulpit rock

SOUTHERN NORWAY

June 7 – June 19

Departs: Oslo, Norway

Finishes: Stavanger, Norway

Sailing from Oslo, the capital of Norway and a real hub of the arts, we travel down to the southern tip of Norway via Flekkerfjord and up to the beautiful town of Stavanger. The area is known as the Norwegian Riviera and is the perfect balance between wonderful, often windy sailing and a range of lovely places to explore. Lots of adventure, lots of fun.

CREW ON HUMMINGBIRD
Hummingbird sails between islands
Iceland

THE WILD ISLANDS

June 21 – July 11

Departs: Stavanger, Norway

Finishes: Isafjordur, Iceland

Now the adventure really ramps up. As ocean going voyages go, this route is right up there with the very best of them. A brilliant route that mixes fantastic sailing, navigational challenges, top class places to explore en-route and the magical lure of sailing into Iceland at the end. Sailing for connoisseurs of true adventure.

Eastern Iceland

EASTERN ICELAND

July 15 – July 24

   Departs: Seydisfjordur, Iceland

Finishes: Akureyri, Iceland

Nature at its wildest, a hub of the creative arts, and one of the richest areas in the world for wildlife – this ten day trip covers an extraordinary area in Iceland that just cannot be missed. Far off the beaten track, we are sailing and exploring in a true wilderness.

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Kayaking
Learning how to sail
Iceland westfjords

ICELANDIC WESTFJORDS

July 25 – August 5

   Departs: Akureyri, Iceland

   Finishes: Isafjordur, Iceland

A region only connected to the Icelandic mainland by a stretch of land 6 miles wide, the westfjords are one of the most breathtakingly beautiful areas in the world. Rarely visited due to their inaccessibility by land. Adventure, exploration and more than a few navigational challenges, this is top drawer expedition sailing.

Sail to Greenland

ATTEMPT ON GREENLAND

AUGUST 8 – 29

   Departs: Isafjordur, Iceland

   Finishes: Isafjordur, Iceland

Set sail with us from the west coast of Iceland as we both explore the westfjords and look to make it to the east coast of Greenland. When the conditions are right, we will head west across the Denmark Straight and through the ice toward this most prized of coastlines. A true expedition of a lifetime and a route that will take pride of place in any sailing logbook.

Tea on deck
Charging through the waves
Open ocean sailing

ICELAND TO SCOTLAND

September 2 – 17

   Departs: Isafjordur, Iceland

   Finishes: Oban, Scotland

Ready for some serious offshore sailing? Starting with a visit to Reykjavik and the volcanic Westman Isles, we then head south along the boundary of the Atlantic Ocean and the Norwegian Sea, en route to Oban, Scotland. Over 650nm of blue water sailing. It’ll be sextant and traditional navigation skills all the way. Experience the magic of a prolonged voyage.

Sailing Scotland u0026amp; Ireland

SCOTLAND u0026amp; IRELAND

September 19 – 27

   Departs: Oban, Scotland

   Finishes: Dublin, Ireland

A chance for some late-season cruising down the beautiful west coast of Britain. The west coast of Scotland is of course famous for its beauty and dramatic scenery and this will be followed by a crossing of the Irish sea to Dublin.

A happy sailing  crew
Exploring ashore on expeditions
Blue water sailing

OPEN OCEAN ADVENTURES

Incorporating the Rubicon 3 Ocean Crossing Masterclass

Bristol – Ireland – Spain

October 18 – November 1

Spain – Madeira – Gibraltar

November 7 – November 22

Azores – Spain – UK

March 28 – April 13, 2016

Sailing the coast of Spain and North Africa

SPAIN u0026amp; NORTH AFRICA

   November 28 – December 9th

   Departs / Finishes: Gibraltar

From the history and traditions of Gibraltar, via the beauty of Spain’s Costa de la Luz, to the extraordinary souks and medinas of Morocco, sail and explore the region where Europe meets Africa. We’ll develop the route as we go, working with the wind and head ashore regularly to explore some truly amazing places

Headsail change on the yacht
Navigating with a hand bearing compass

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Sailign holiday in Morocco and the Canaries

MOROCCO TO THE CANARIES

   Jan 27 – Feb 6th, 2016

   Departs: Agadir, Morocco

   Finishes: Lanzarote

Join us in the magical bazaar that is Morocco as we begin our journey south  and west to the Canaries. Expect a couple of day sails out of Morocco, and then a 24 hour overnight passage to the Canaries. A beautiful sail under the stars then we should have four or five days to explore the north of Lanzarote. Sailing heaven!

Helming a yacht
Yacht Hummingbird
Sailing holiday in Lanzarote

THE CANARIES

   Feb 7-13 or Feb14-20 2016

   Departs / Finishes: Lanzarote

Sail with us for a week this winter in the UNESCO biosphere reserve that is Lanzarote, just 60nm off thecoasts of Africa. Rigid planning controls have ensured Lanzarote remains the true gem of the Canaries

Sailing holiday in Morocco

THE COAST OF MOROCCO

   January 9 – 23, 2016

   Departs: Tangier, Morocco

   Finishes: Agadir, Morocco

Part expedition, part warm weather adventure sailing, join the crew as we sail south down the coast of Morocco from Tangier to Agadir. One of our most special expeditions and one you just cannot afford to miss. Save your place now!

Sailing into the Lofoten Islands on our Norwegian adventure sailing expedition

 

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Ocean Crossing Masterclasses

Ocean Crossing Masterclass
Ocean crossing masterclass

Spain u0026amp; North Africa

Canary islands
Canary islands map

Warm winter sailing!

The Coast of Morocco

Moroccan sailing adventure
route map for our Moroccan adventure sailing expedition

Winter sailing – in North African warmth!

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The Canary Islands

Canary islands
Canary islands map

Warm winter sailing!

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